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Title: The general historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles; together with the true travels, adventures and observations, and a sea grammar
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Smith, John, 1580-1631
Publisher: Glasgow, Maclehose
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
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ld- Will: Dawson, a refiner. smith. Abram Ransack, a refiner. Post Ginnat, a Chirurg. Wil: Johnson, a Goldsmith. John Lewes, a Cooper. Peter Keffer, a gunsmith. Robert Cotton, a Tobacco Rob: Alberton, a perfumer. pipe-maker. Richard Dole, a Blacksmith. And divers others to the number of 120. n4 DISCOVERY OF THE CHESAPEAKE A.D. l608. Chapter V. The Accidents that hapned in the Discovery ofthe Bay of Chisapeack. He prodigalitie of the Presidents statewent so deepe into our small store, thatSmith and Scrivener tyed him and hisParasites to the rules of proportion. Butnow Smith being to depart, the Presidentsauthoritie so overswayed the discretionof Mr. Scrivener, that our store, ourtime, our strength and labours were idely consumed tofulfill his phantasies. The second of June 1608. Smithleft the Fort to performe his Discovery with this Company. Walter Russell, Doctor of Physicke. Gentlemen.Ralfe Murton. Richard Fetherston. Thomas Momford. James Burne. William Cantrill. Michell Sicklemore.
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Jonas Profit.Anas Todkill.Robert Small. Souldiers. James Watkins.John Powell.James Read.Richard Keale. These being in an open Barge neare three tuns burthen,leaving the Phcenix at Cape Henry, they crossed the Bayto the Easterne shore, and fell with the Isles called SmithsIsles, after our Captaines name. The first people wesaw were two grim and stout Salvages upon Cape Charles,with long poles like Javelings, headed with bone, they [in. 56.]boldly demanded what we were, and what we would;but after many circumstances they seemed very kinde, anddirected us to Accomack, the habitation of their Wero-wance, where we were kindly intreated. This King was 5 A.D.l608. THE HISTORIE OF VIRGINIA A strangemortalitie ofSalvages. the comliest, proper, civill Salvage we incountred. HisCountry is a pleasant fertile clay soyle, some small creekes;good Harbours for small Barks, but not for Ships. Hetold us of a strange accident lately happened him, andit was, two children being dead; some extreame passion
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